Sentenced in June 2011
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Bay of Plenty Times story 21st April 2011
A Thai man made advances to a 15-year-old boy and offered to pay him for sexual services. Chaiwat Techadee, 44, in Tauranga District Court yesterday pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to enter into an arrangement with a person aged under 18 to provide commercial sexual services. About 10.30pm on October 29, the 15-year-old complainant was cycling down Cameron Rd. When he passed Gate Pa School a vehicle slowed and came up beside him. The boy noticed that Techadee, who was alone in the vehicle, was staring at him. As the complainant entered Greerton Village Shopping Centre, he saw Techadee stop on the side of the road.
Fearing he might be followed all the way home, the boy approached Techadee and asked him what he wanted. Techadee replied: "Get in the car, I'm gay, we'll go down to the park, I'll pay you." The complainant, who wanted to get away, told Techadee "just wait there, I'll go home and drop off my stuff and come back", then headed to Greerton police station. As the boy neared the police station he saw Techadee's car, which again slowed right down, and Techadee continued to stare at him. The complainant hid in a nearby street until he was sure Techadee had left the area, then made his way to the police station. Police said the boy was shaken and disturbed by Techadee's unwanted advances. Techadee was found at home soon after.
He claimed not to know who the complainant was but then said he had just asked him if he wanted to go and have "some fun". He then told police: "Yes, I know I do something wrong." Techadee also pleaded guilty to two charges of performing an indecent act on a young person aged under 16, one of which was a representative charge, and another charge of assault with intent to commit sexual violation. The last two charges related to a separate complainant aged 12 at the time of the offences, which occurred in Tauranga in 2009. That complainant was known to Techadee. Judge Thomas Ingram further remanded Techadee in custody, pending sentencing on June 1.
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Assault with intent to commit sexual violation, performing an indecent act on a young person aged under 16 (x2), attempting to enter into an arrangement with a person aged under 18 to provide commercial sexual services, all charges relate to a 15 year old Tauranga boy committed in October 2010
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